GARLAND, Margaret

1903 - 1998

As Margaret Withycombe, she was born at St Albans, Hertfordshire on 23/24 May 1903, daughter of John Gidley Withycombe [q.v.], and his wife Ellen Hannah née Bell, who married at Islington, London in 1901. In 1911, a 7 year old, living at The Street, East Bergholt, Suffolk with her 36 year old mother Ellen and two sibling sisters, Elizabeth Gidley 8 and Ellen Joyce 6, both born at Farnborough, Hampshire, her father was managing the family farm in Devon. Margaret was a 22 year old teacher, living at West Cottage, Bitterne, Hampshire when she sailed for South Africa in 1926. She married at Hampstead, London in 1932, Thomas Onsworth Garland, a medical officer of health, and painted under the name of Margaret Garland. A sculptor, painter, writer and broadcaster and in 1939, was living at 'Glenkendie', Harborough Road, Desborough, Northamptonshire with her husband and two sons Tomson and Nicholas. She exhibited two sculptures at the Royal Academy in 1932 from Southampton. She died at Oxford on 17 April 1998. The author of 'Art Smart: Basic Drawing For Beginners'.

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